Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant
Ricinus communis – It probably comes from the north of Africa. It is a 10-meter tall plant that enjoys great popularity in gardening.
- Deadly dose: 15 – 20 seeds
- Death: to 1 week
- Poison: ricin
- Aftermath: renal, liver and spleen failure
- Where it grows: in all tropical and subtropical areas of the world
- Occurrence in Poland: artificially bred
The most dangerous are the bars of its seeds, about 6,000 times more aggressive than cyanide. Causes agglutination of red blood cells and damages the liver, kidneys and spleen. The first symptoms are similar to a cold, followed by headaches, mouth burning, vomiting and internal bleeding. It gradually attacks the entire human circulatory system.
History of the plant:
Castor oil is squeezed from the seeds, from which soap, ointments, drops or perfumes are made. Apparently Cleopatra applied it to her eyes to have a “wider perspective”. In 1978, a Bulgarian secret interview was used to murder the writer and journalist Georgie Markov, who after several days of the fight for his life died of kidney failure in a London hospital.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms
Parkinson’s disease symptoms – Characteristic of Parkinson’s disease motor disorders, including inability to initiate movement called akinesia. Symptoms worsen over time, and in the last phase the patient is forced to move in a wheelchair or tied to the bed.
Emotional disorders in women
Emotional disorders in women – Nowadays defined disease called histrionic personality disorder. They suffer from it especially women, to a lesser extent, may also apply to men. It manifests itself labile affect, and in some cases even result in a lack of control over their own behavior. Further symptoms are prone to behaviors theater, spinning intrigues, seeking excitement and desire to be the center of attention. Often there are also prone to manipulation, and ruthlessness towards other people. These characteristics often cause problems in interpersonal relations.
Syllogomania – Mental disorder pathological collecting
Syllogomania – Mental disorder pathological collecting – According to the classification of mental disorders American Psychiatric Association throwing old stuff makes trouble every fifth person, and the problem of pathological collecting (syllogomania) applies from 2 to 6 percent of the population of the United States and Europe. The first symptoms appear in the teenage years and worse with every decade of life. Although the causes of disorder are still unknown, the patient requires psychiatric help. 75% of pathological collectors had also suffer from anxiety disorders and more than half are diagnosed with major depression.